Silk Floss tree
Location: 36501 Niles Blvd.
Park: California Nursery Historical Park
Native to: S. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous
Comments: Deciduous broadleaf from Argentina and Brazil. Distinctive thorns at base of tree and among the branches easily sets this tree apart. Pink flowers in Fall. Seed fiber is used for kapok. Specimen tree is 50' but mature trees can be 200' or more in height. A distant relative to the Baobab of Africa.
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To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.
Photo provided by George Crozier
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